As a tenant of private accommodation, you might be entitled to terminate your tenancy on the basis of frustration or suspend payment of rent, due to the current pandemic.
Prior to getting in touch with us to determine whether you could legitimately suspend any rent payments or terminate the lease on the basis of frustration, the following questions need to be considered:
If you are a student of residential University or other institutional accommodation, it could well be the case that you had to leave the property due to Covid-19.
If that is the case, there is a real possibility that you might be entitled to suspend paying rent or terminate the lease on the basis of frustration due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Normally it is very difficult to terminate a tenancy agreement on the basis of frustration, but in these extraordinary times, you may well be able to do so.
You may find yourself in the situation where your landlord keeps asking you to pay rent even though the tenancy has ended due to frustration, or even that your landlord is considering evicting you due to your non-payment of rent.
If any of the above is true for you then please contact Richard Darbinian, who specialises in property disputes and will be able to assist you. Contact: Richard.Darbinian@wards.uk.com
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